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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Del Rey Tortilleria, Inc. Issues Recall Due to Possible Health Risk

Marcy Toledo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Chicago, IL -- January 25, 2006 -- Del Rey Tortilleria, Inc., Chicago, Illinois is recalling FLOUR TORTILLAS because government officials have associated consumption of the flour tortillas with a series of health symptoms among individuals who complained of stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and headaches.

These reported symptoms typically occurred very soon after consuming the flour tortillas and resolved within one day. There does not appear to be any long-term adverse health effects.

The product was distributed nationwide through food distributors and grocery stores.

The affected products are all sizes and types of FLOUR TORTILLAS with the brand name Del Ray and use-by date codes of March 06, 2006 or earlier. They may be labeled as White Flour Tortillas; Tortillas de Harina; Burritos 2, 3 and 4; or Fajita 8" size.

Federal and State officials have determined an association between consumption of these flour tortillas with a series of food borne illness outbreaks, but a causative agent is still being investigated. Consumers who have eaten product subject to the recall and experience stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and headaches, should consult their health care provider.

Although the company is not certain that is products caused these symptoms, it is nevertheless recalling the product as a precaution while its investigation is continuing.

The recall does not affect flour tortillas made on or after January 20, which will have use-by date codes of March 09, 2006 or later, or any other Del Rey Tortilleria products.

Consumers should immediately return any product subject to the recall to the store where they purchased it for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Marcy Toledo, General Manager, at 773-637-8900.


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